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Obama Executive Order Authorizes Peacetime Martial Law

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President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order on March 16th which empowers the Executive Office to hold unprecedented power. The order authorizes the President to take control over all of America’s natural and energy resources in the event of war or natural disaster.

In the order, the National Defense Resources Preparedness Order, the President granted to himself the authority to approve the dispensing of all domestic energy, production, transportation, food, and water supplies as he deems necessary to protect national security.

Critics are saying that the text of the Order does not jive with what the first paragraph says. A plain text reading of the order allows the President to take control of all of the before mentioned resources basically whenever he wants.

In fact, the President can invoke the powers of this order to “meet national defense requirements” in “the full spectrum of emergencies.” The relevant sections read:

“Section 101. Purpose. This order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and programs under the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (the “Act”).

“Sec. 102. Policy. The United States must have an industrial and technological base capable of meeting national defense requirements and capable of contributing to the technological superiority of its national defense equipment in peacetime and in times of national emergency. The domestic industrial and technological base is the foundation for national defense preparedness. The authorities provided in the Act shall be used to strengthen this base and to ensure it is capable of responding to the national defense needs of the United States.

Sec. 103. General Functions. Executive departments and agencies (agencies) responsible for plans and programs relating to national defense (as defined in section 801(j) of this order), or for resources and services needed to support such plans and programs, shall:

(a) identify requirements for the full spectrum of emergencies, including essential military and civilian demand;

(b) assess on an ongoing basis the capability of the domestic industrial and technological base to satisfy requirements in peacetime and times of national emergency, specifically evaluating the availability of the most critical resource and production sources, including subcontractors and suppliers, materials, skilled labor, and professional and technical personnel;

The underlying legal authority for the execution of such a radical order is found in the Defense Production Act of 1950, the President claims. That law combined with the rights vested in him as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces supposedly empowers the President to endow himself with these expansive powers.

Just how expansive are the claimed powers and what resources are included in their scope? Livestock? Yes. All food “resources” and “resource facilities?” Yes. Veterinary clinics? Yes. All forms of energy? Yes. Will the President control the water supply? Yes.

Read on:

Sec. 201. Priorities and Allocations Authorities. (a) The authority of the President conferred by section 101 of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071, to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders (other than contracts of employment) to promote the national defense over performance of any other contracts or orders, and to allocate materials, services, and facilities as deemed necessary or appropriate to promote the national defense, is delegated to the following agency heads:

(1) the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to food resources, food resource facilities, livestock resources, veterinary resources, plant health resources, and the domestic distribution of farm equipment and commercial fertilizer;

(2) the Secretary of Energy with respect to all forms of energy;

(3) the Secretary of Health and Human Services with respect to health resources;

(4) the Secretary of Transportation with respect to all forms of civil transportation;

(5) the Secretary of Defense with respect to water resources; and

(6) the Secretary of Commerce with respect to all other materials, services, and facilities, including construction materials.

(b) The Secretary of each agency delegated authority under subsection (a) of this section (resource departments) shall plan for and issue regulations to prioritize and allocate resources and establish standards and procedures by which the authority shall be used to promote the national defense, under both emergency and non-emergency conditions. Each Secretary shall authorize the heads of other agencies, as appropriate, to place priority ratings on contracts and orders for materials, services, and facilities needed in support of programs approved under section 202 of this order.

(c) Each resource department shall act, as necessary and appropriate, upon requests for special priorities assistance, as defined by section 801(l) of this order, in a time frame consistent with the urgency of the need at hand. In situations where there are competing program requirements for limited resources, the resource department shall consult with the Secretary who made the required determination under section 202 of this order. Such Secretary shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements to prioritize on the basis of operational urgency. In situations involving more than one Secretary making such a required determination under section 202 of this order, the Secretaries shall coordinate with and identify for the resource department which program requirements should receive priority on the basis of operational urgency.

(d) If agreement cannot be reached between two such Secretaries, then the issue shall be referred to the President through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.

(e) The Secretary of each resource department, when necessary, shall make the finding required under section 101(b) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(b). This finding shall be submitted for the President’s approval through the Assistant to the President and National Security Advisor and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. Upon such approval, the Secretary of the resource department that made the finding may use the authority of section 101(a) of the Act, 50 U.S.C. App. 2071(a), to control the general distribution of any material (including applicable services) in the civilian market.

The last line of the text is especially chilling. It gives the President the right to seize control of all general distribution mediums in the civilian markets.

This is not the first time President’s have issued executive orders limiting constitutional protections. Abraham Lincoln suspended habeus corpus and the right to a trial by jury during the civil war. Theodore Roosevelt issued an executive order very similar to the one Obama just issued.

The White House has issued no statement or justification for these powers. Some say it may be a precursor to war in the Middle East. With Iran racing towards a nuclear weapon. We will have to see.

Do you think the President has the right to issue such orders?

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67 Responses to “Obama Executive Order Authorizes Peacetime Martial Law”

  1. Anonymous

    Sounds like another step to the LIBERAL Ignorance takeover of this Nation.As American we all should throw him and anyone who supports this and other items he has signed out of office and out of the Nation. This nation was founded on a MAJORITY rule basis not MORON rule. Obama thinks himself better than GOD and the rest of us are not worth thinking about. He and his Flunkies (anyone voting for things he wants) are nothing more than THEIVES because they took money for work they have not done nor do they plan to do the work. I call everyone who still think America is the best Nation to live in to vote for Rick Santorum because Rommeny is just a pale copy of Obama and we will get the same worthless laws from him.

  2. Miles Burgess

    dude they did this in WW2 im not saying im support it but dude your a fucking shithead.
    liberal vs conservative is exactly what they want, the 1%/nwo want americans to be pitted against eachother, this is not liberal or conservative thing, this is something that is on a global agenda, open the fuck up, its bad but its n0ot conservative or liberal, old salty dog better get young with that fuckin brain

  3. Mrt Baggins

    hope is gone but change is certainly here. old_salty_dawg99 is a moron who thinks there is a difference between the GOP and the Democrats, moron.

  4. Jason Johnson

    Any more bud, you cant trust anyone… If you ask me personaly I think this country should be run by anyone else but a pollitical (think that's right…) figure head of any brand, if you want this country run right it should be by a good ol fashioned country boy who knows and understands what this country needs and where to point the compass.

  5. Patricia Hill Stokes Zoeller

    This is either a fatal case of micro-management or slavery has reared its ugly head, again. We know from Veitnam War, "THE DRAFT was extremely unpopular….well, from what I read, Obama will ready his agenda, not for foreign war but for civil disobedience….a.k.a. "Martial Law" (it has taken on a new meaning).

  6. Robert Ferrell

    YOU call this man a "PRESIDENT"? I cal this a DICTATOR, Self appointed KING/ RULER or ANY other title you wish to insert, BUT NOT a PRESIDENT!

  7. Megan Elizabeth Provost

    Sorry, I believe in women's rights, so I'm not voting for Santorum. Obama is just trying to fix the country, and if that means he has to go over some ignorant biggots' heads, then so be it. He's doing it so we can all live well and our children can have a better future.

  8. Megan Elizabeth Provost

    Obama doesn't have an agenda. Unless you count the one about wanting everyone in this country to have a better life and our children to have decent futures. You want to talk about agendas, go talk to one of the Republican candidates about their religious agendas.

  9. Patricia Hill Stokes Zoeller

    TO: Megan Elizabeth Provost "Religious Agenda"? Megan, This administration would love for American Citizens to get wrapped up into thinking this has too do with religion vs (what you call) "a better life and our children to have a better future." At what cost, Megan? At the cost of losing liberty, freedom of choice at strapping a debt chain on their necks that can't possibly be repaid for generation after generation? Oh Dearly Beloved Megan, Obama has an agenda. It is one that does not parrellel the safe havens as awarded in our Constitution. If you don't agree or don't understand what I am referring to, then I compell you to read the Executive Orders he has written since taking office. Please, Please , Please…READ.

  10. Megan Elizabeth Provost

    Patricia Hill Stokes Zoeller Would you do absolutely anything it takes to allow your child to have a better life? I'm not even a mother and I know I would. I'm not afraid of change. Obama is trying to fix this country so that our children WON'T have to inherit that debt chain.

  11. Patricia Hill Stokes Zoeller

    Megan Elizabeth Provost Megan, Dear Child… Yes, I will do anything to improve the life and preserve the integrity of my son and my sons son and YES, EVEN YOUR SONS to come. That is exactly why I do not sway that easily into believing Mr. Obama lies. Answer these questions with honesty… Did you read the Executive Orders as suggested? Have you watched month aFTER months of legislative hearings during Obama care? Are you aware of our current national debt? Are you aware that our debt is now greater under 4 years of Obama administration than ALL the other administration (presidents) collectively, ADDED TOGETHER, since the history of this nation? Let me answer this question for you. "NO", You Have Not or you would be better informed to bring to this post an arguement better than "Obama is trying to fix this country so that our children WON"T have to inherit that debt chain." The solution is not that hard to do,… just STOP SPENDING, STOP OVER REACHING, STOP OVER REGULATING, STOP HAND OUTS TO BANKERS AND AUTO MANUFACTORS AND SOLENDRA DEAD BEATS….AND I COULD GO ON AND ON!!!! Lift the orders from the pipeline in the northern states. (Note, he is a fox, he is, as he wants people to think he has reconsidered the pipeline by talking points annoucing he has lifted the d/c from the souther states. The southern states didn't need his approval, only the northern states needed that. Bring your A game on if you want to preach to me bout the goodness of Obama. He is a fake! Don't be a fake too. READ

  12. Megan Elizabeth Provost

    Patricia Hill Stokes Zoeller It's not that simple. Clearly, you've never run a country. Yes, I read everything, yes I watched the hearings, yes I know the national debt, and yes I know it's high. You can't blame all that on ONE MAN. Also, opening up that pipeline will destroy the environment. In case you didn't know, the environment is something we need in order to live.

  13. Patricia Hill Stokes Zoeller

    Megan Elizabeth Provost Megan, There is much to be said about simplicity. Simplicity has a starting point, a desired outcome and a resolution. What makes it so complicated is to repeat the same err of events, over and over again. So often times things are as easy as the simple act of "STOP" (stopping a behavior or an act). As far as the enviroment. Yes, I agree the enviroment is very important but is it more important than having to indulge ourselves in the practice of engaging trade with Saudi Arabia. If green energy was ready for prime time, it would not need the peoples money (governmental aide) to prop it up. $500,000.000.00 was thrown at solyndra solar, all to go down the crapper or more pointly into the pockets of their C.E.O.s. Wind isnot as Friendly as once thought. Natural gas has strong promises but again, not green enough for this administration. If we have to be dependent on oil to transport or selves, or products ,etc. why not do this with our own resources? It's plentiful and with todays' modern technology, it's also safe. And Megan, I can blame that on one man. he is the man that has placed an administration of ill advised men and women to do his bidding. He is the man that, when he does get his way he just circumvents our constitution with the stroke of his ink pen and writes it into existance, all because he has an agenda.

  14. Ron Mauro

    Patricia Hill Stokes Zoeller Two movies everyone should see: 'Agenda' and 'spOILed' – Agenda will scare you and educate you. spOILed will educate you. Thank you Patricia for being informed. Megan, I'm sorry you have been to govt schools and were indoctrinated. It's not your fault. Do your own research and not on left wing sites or right wing sites. Everyone has an Agenda. Some are more harmful than others. i.e. the Agenda movie.

  15. Ron Mauro

    Megan Elizabeth Provost Please read the Constitution, and not just the preamble.
    A fundamental change isn't needed. Communist and socialist agendas aren't needed. YOU make your life and your children's lives better- not the government. YOU make your future better. Government should not be this big or have over reached as much as it has. The contraception and abortion debates aren't about women's rights or female health. It's about control and keeping you distracted. The women's movement says, "stay out of my womb." Yet it says, "pay for my contraception." You should be making these decisions, not the government.

  16. Ron Mauro

    Megan Elizabeth Provost – Megan, Megan, Megan. Please stop listening to your professors and all the noise you receive from and at an educational institution. Everyone has an agenda. Even your caring executive at the white house. Ask you're self, "Why transform America?" What was so wrong about the country people are sneaking into? What is so bad about what we have created that it has to be changed? What ideology does the occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania ave have that is being implemented? Please research for yourself to for your own opinions and not the ones that others have.

  17. Ron Mauro

    Megan Elizabeth Provost – Megan, Megan, Megan. Please stop listening to your professors and all the noise you receive from and at an educational institution. Everyone has an agenda. Even your caring executive at the white house. Ask you're self, "Why transform America?" What was so wrong about the country people are sneaking into? What is so bad about what we have created that it has to be changed? What ideology does the occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania ave have that is being implemented? Please research for yourself to for your own opinions and not the ones that others have.

  18. Megan Elizabeth Provost

    Ron Mauro I make every attempt to do my research with NEUTRAL sources. I haven't been "indoctrinated." In fact, I was conservative for a good 20 years of my life. Do you just assume that everyone who has changed their mind and decided to take on a more liberal political view is automatically "indoctrinated?" Do you assume that everyone who doesn't share the same agenda as you is automatically stupid or uneducated? That's called bigotry, my friend.

    Even if you could blame Obama for the economic crisis (which you can't, and you know it), think of it this way. Suppose your child accidentally spilled juice on the floor. Not knowing any better, he grabs the first towel he sees to try and clean up the mess himself. He didn't realize this was one of the better towels in the house, and has permanently stained that towel with juice. Do you shout at him, scold him, and punish him? Here's a bit of perspective – that is exactly what my parents used to do to me and my sister in those kinds of situations. Is that what you would do?

  19. Megan Elizabeth Provost

    Ron Mauro I'm upset that my comment didn't go through. I'll try to remember what it said once more.

    Basically, I informed you that I research NEUTRAL sites, and that I was actually conservative for 20 years of my life. I then asked you if you assume that everyone who has a different agenda than yours is just stupid, uneducated, and "indoctrinated" ?

    Then, I made this analogy. If you truly think you can blame the economic crisis on Obama (which you can't), listen to this. Suppose your young child spills juice on the floor. In a panic, he grabs the nearest towel and attempts to clean up the mess, not knowing that this was one of the nicer towels in the house and that he has just permanently stained it with the juice. What do you do? Do you shout at him, scold him, and punish him? Here's some perspective – that's exactly what my parents did to me and my sister in similar situations. Is that what you would do?

  20. Megan Elizabeth Provost

    Ron Mauro An agenda is a destructive pre-existing belief that gets in the way of someone doing what they need to do. A political plan is what you're describing. President Obama's plan is to make this country a better place to live in. And what is this bullshit you keep spewing about my professors? My professors tell me about music, you moron.

  21. Megan Elizabeth Provost

    Ron Mauro It's about insurance companies either fully or partially covering prescription medications, and oral contraceptives require a prescription. They shouldn't be left out of the coverage plan just because they're "controversial" or "immoral." I'm still not going to vote for someone who thinks he can tell me what I can do with my body and take away my prescription medications.

    Also, no matter how hard I try, I can't restore the environment or the economy all by myself, so as of now, it is up to EVERYONE to fix it so that our children can live happy lives.

  22. Patricia Hill Stokes Zoeller

    Megan Elizabeth Provost …Megan, If you believe Obama Care is about anything other than wanting total control of citizens lives, then please ask your most well thought of democratic congressman/woman and/or Senator to explain what they meant by nameing "Wise Woman Way" as the "medical model to womens' preventive healthcare"…. Watch them stammer, studder, turn red with anger (which should be shame causing their burning blush, instead). Ask them why they voted "ney" to the republicans amendment to opt-out of their Exclusively-elite Insurance Plan and not opt-into Obama Care. Ask them why they won't identify citizens AS ELIGIBLE OR ILLEGAL to recieve Obama Care, (ask them why they claimed certain issues of citizenship was determined by Social Security). Also, ask him/her to explain why they mocked the Republicans with their every amendemnt to clean-up the language in certain bills, or ask them why NONE OF THEM/(democrats)EVERY READ THE BILL?….It was not a manner of "helping" it was a manuever to cause people like me, without insurance coverage a false sense of hopefulness that the government was going to GIVE the citizens something good FOR FREE, all because they thought it a fair shake to rob Peter to pay Paul and spread the wealth, as they deemed righteous. DO YOU NOT GET IT BY NOW? Megan, Nothing comes without a cost! The UnitedStates is BROKE. We borrow money from China to make their payroll. Mr. Obama has written himself an open purchase order, so to speak, on controll of ALL facets of survival including ALL materials, services and facilities. "Materials" having no cap, meaning ALL Food even livestock not yet labeled and bar coded. "Services" meaning any public and or private intity that can supply him the man power, technical support, etc needed to accomplish what ever he deems nessessary. "Facilities" Meaning Factories, Airports, Houses, Apartment, Business Offices, Schools, Churches, Malls, Theme Parks, Convenient Stores…do you get the picture now? WHY WOULD ANY PRESIDENT NEED THAT MUCH C-O-N-T-R-O-L OVER OUR LIVES? Do you still hold an opinion that he is without an agenda?

  23. Megan Elizabeth Provost

    Patricia Hill Stokes Zoeller ObamaCare saved the life of my boyfriend and his mother. Without socialized health care, the love of my life, and some very dear friends of mine wouldn't be here today. Obama doesn't want to control people, he wants to help them. You aren't giving me any facts to go along with your outrageous accusations, you're just shouting nonsense with no back-up.

  24. Patricia Hill Stokes Zoeller

    Megan Elizabeth Provos…t Dear Megan, I have several questions for you. #1 If you had honestly watched C-spans one year long televised recordings of Obama Care (as you claimed you did) , would there be any need for me to give you a play by play account of the hearings. #2. If you have gone to Obamas' "Executive Orders" web site, you would n't you have read 117 E.O. (with their amendments and amendments the those amendments) know for yourself how he has altered the fabric of our American laws. And #3. If your boyfriend and his Mom was "helped" (and thank YHWH they survived whatever caused their life threatening condition), it was not due to Obama care as it HAS NOT GONE INTO LAW unless you are a medi-care receipient, and to be medicare iligable you have either reached the legal age requirements or you are disabliled and have opted-out of medi-care because your spouse haaas kept coverage on you with his/her insurance plan. Which by the way, under Obama 2014, that choice is no longer ofyour making. Again, Obama Care DOES NOT come into effect until 2014 and if you had (truly) seen the Obama Care hearings, you would be aware of this part of the law. Many private hospitals have policies that do not allow them to turn away ANYONE weither thy are citizens/noncitizen or able to pay/or not abe to pay. Hiowever, after Obama Care is available to ALL people in 2014, (except for those he has granted waivers to), Hospitals will be required to await a panel of bureocrats to permit or deny a paient the right to be hospitalized or turned away…and that my dear one is what "(real) socialized Medicine is. Don't worry Megan, i will not be posting you again. You are not capable oof knowing the truth because you have not come clean with yourself (or me) about your claim of reading, researching and learning the REALITIES of what is being done to rip tihis great nation apart. May your government GIVE you all you hope for. But just remember, where's all this free stuff going to come from when the givers have nothing left to give and China will no longer accept our debt?

  25. Larry Wade

    Megan Elizabeth Provost Pleas tell me What he is doing to to fix the $137, 000 debt each of us owe? Print more money that's What. Dream on .

  26. Shane Holmes

    Megan Elizabeth Provost About the good of the country? How about taking over the country. Why would you sign something you don't plan on using? That doesn't make sense.

  27. Ron Mauro

    Megan Elizabeth Provost Rick Santorum isn't taking away anyone's prescription medications. He is merely saying that each individual is responsible for paying for their own. Meds are still available for purchase, regardless of individuals who may believe they are "controversial" or "immoral." Those individuals can choose to purchase or not, just as you can. You should not have to pay for their meds, and they should not be forced to pay for yours. Free markets allow for insurance companies/religious institutions to offer benefits as they choose, and the govt. should not be involved in what is offered by any entity. Consumers have the right to choose which plan they select, depending upon their needs and values.

  28. Erin Moss Regan

    Megan Elizabeth Provost You are getting caught up in this false two-party paradigm of Republican vs, Democrats – it's time we started paying attention to the ACTIONS of a person rather than which party they are affiliated with. To condemn a person solely based on their party is not only a sign of being brainwashed, it also is the act of a bigot. I don't care if Obama is a Democrat, Republican, Independent, Muslim or Alien. I DO care that he is destroying this country with the strokes of his pen and his admirers are too blind and too starstruck to see it.

  29. Mylie Wood

    This is insane! Who ever voted for this psychopath, thank you for lettin this freak show gain power!

  30. Mike Arnold

    Our American cancer "King Obama" that must be removed. While we still have a country to rebuild.It's hard to understand how people can be so weak that they really trust this guy.

  31. Tritscher Hubert

    Megan Elizabeth Provost …. yes .. what you don't understand .. the difference between a free society and a dictatorship. Obama just signed the executive order to change our free society to his own dictatorship. This is what I warned since he came in office. He is the most dangerous president in history. After he leaves office, he need to be indicted for TREASON on the american people .. he even fights the SUPREM COURT .. if you still don't get it .. then it is over ! America is not a FREE country anymore !!

  32. Tritscher Hubert

    Robert .. I agree with you 100% .. I came to this wonderful country 27 years ago .. now I am considering to go back to Europe .. over there at least I know where they stand … Obama is a Dictator !

  33. Tritscher Hubert

    Obama doen's care about the Constitution … he wants to overturn everything to make us slaves .. he has already 47% on Foodstamps .. this is his voting block to stay in power !

  34. Robert Ferrell

    Megan Elizabeth Provost I see that you HAVE been consumed and overtaken by drinking TOO much of Obamas' "fool-aid"!!! Megan I would NEVER sell-out to loosing my freedoms, including those of my children and grandchildren!!! And what about those that HAVE spilt their blood and paid the ULTIMATE price to maintain FREEDOM for YOUR children and further generation/s???? Was that ALL invane????? Do you honestly think that it is someone else's duty to pay for YOUR conviences and your child's or, is it YOUR responsibility to provide the tools to your children so that they HAVE the ability and knowledge to create a sound future for themselves….????
    Megan the idea of a welfare state IS an abject failure, just look at the collapse that is befalling Greece, the former Soviet Union, and so on……….
    Wake up Megan, it is NOT my responsibility to finance YOUR dream of Socialism, nor will I !!!!!!!

  35. Robert Ferrell

    Megan Elizabeth Provost I see that you HAVE been consumed and overtaken by drinking TOO much of Obamas' "fool-aid"!!! Megan I would NEVER sell-out to loosing my freedoms, including those of my children and grandchildren!!! And what about those that HAVE spilt their blood and paid the ULTIMATE price to maintain FREEDOM for YOUR children and further generation/s???? Was that ALL invane????? Do you honestly think that it is someone else's duty to pay for YOUR conviences and your child's or, is it YOUR responsibility to provide the tools to your children so that they HAVE the ability and knowledge to create a sound future for themselves….????
    Megan the idea of a welfare state IS an abject failure, just look at the collapse that is befalling Greece, the former Soviet Union, and so on……….
    Wake up Megan, it is NOT my responsibility to finance YOUR dream of Socialism, nor will I !!!!!!!

  36. Robert Ferrell

    Megan Elizabeth Provost I see that you HAVE been consumed and overtaken by drinking TOO much of Obamas' "fool-aid"!!! Megan I would NEVER sell-out to loosing my freedoms, including those of my children and grandchildren!!! And what about those that HAVE spilt their blood and paid the ULTIMATE price to maintain FREEDOM for YOUR children and further generation/s???? Was that ALL invane????? Do you honestly think that it is someone else's duty to pay for YOUR conviences and your child's or, is it YOUR responsibility to provide the tools to your children so that they HAVE the ability and knowledge to create a sound future for themselves….????
    Megan the idea of a welfare state IS an abject failure, just look at the collapse that is befalling Greece, the former Soviet Union, and so on……….
    Wake up Megan, it is NOT my responsibility to finance YOUR dream of Socialism, nor will I !!!!!!!

  37. Megan Elizabeth Provost

    Erin Moss Regan I'm condemning the Republicans for trying to get rid of Planned Parenthood, attempting to make contraception and abortions completely illegal, and waging a war on women, in the name of their fucked up God.

  38. Patricia Hill Stokes Zoeller

    Megan Elizabeth Provost …Again Megan, How can you "FIX" anything if you're not willing to stop the behavior that has brought on the decline of what needs to be fixed? It's like doing drugs….You can't speak words about WANTING to fiX an issue…unless you address the root cause…."DRUG ADDICTION"!!!!

  39. Patricia Hill Stokes Zoeller

    Tritscher Hubert Tritscher, It's so true…47% on Food Stamps. I recieve $13.00/mo., as I am disabiled. I have called the Dept. Of Human Resources (Once known as Dept. Of Social Services)…to ask to be taken off the food stamp program. (This was after I learned it takes over $600.00/mo to issue me my $13.00/mo card for food stamps)….I could not be removed without forfieting my disability and since this is my only income, I had to remain a food stamp recepient…This should frighten every person that loves this country's freedom. I does me!

  40. Megan Elizabeth Provost

    Patricia Hill Stokes Zoeller What the bloody hell are you talking about? Drug addiction? What does that have to do with women's rights and health insurance??

  41. Andrew Bugbee

    I read the whole thing, but I guess I'm being dense.I see that the secretaries of Energy, Health and Human Services, Transportation, Defense, and Commerce have the power relegated to them to control resources, but where does it say that the president has the power? As this law reflects changes in a law passed in 1950, what has changed?

  42. Robert Ferrell

    Tritscher Hubert Think again, when, (not if ) the EU decays and falls apart, you won't be able to make a move OR visit without "SHOWING YOUR PAPERS"…… Just as it was in Cold War ERA Eastern Block……. Let us make this Country once again the "Shining Pillar/Beacon of its' former Glory"!!

  43. Robin Rastello

    Tritscher Hubert there's no where to go anymore :( The EU is even worse then we are. At least at this point anyway. Just give the American people a little more time, we will turn this big ship around.

  44. Janette Buchanan

    What is sad here, Megan is not alone!! That scares the hell out of me!! I found this site, by accident at that, no matter. Come Nov. maybe sooner if Obama wants to call into effect the martial law he signed for himself, he will. He has given himself total power over our Constitution. If he calls for, get this “Peacetime Martial Law” (even the name contradicts itself), he can.
    This order gives him that power. Now, whether or not the military, police and guard will honor that order, remains to be seen. Do some research on the “New Black Panthers” and read up on how the Obama Admin interfered with the prosecution of two known NBP intimidators, and how the law has turned their head on the rising up of the NBP in Tampa and their “Wanted Died or Alive” posters for Zimmerman. Had that been anyone else, (say?) the KKK there would have been an uprising and several arrested, yet nothing has been done to them.
    Megan Provost, you haven’t a clue what its like to work, sweat and be willing to die to keep what you have for your family. To truly work hard, for years, to make a home for your kids and yourself and now know that at any given moment someone can give the order and it gone? That is hard for me to imagine, yet here it is. My roots can be traced back to before there was America. On Papa’s side (my mom’s dad) his ancestors came over on the Mayflower. My Great grandmother side (mom’s mom) came over through Paris Island in 1916 from France. My dad is 100% Cherokee. So my heritage has bled and shed a lot of red blood, for this land and I stand, I will not let it be in vain.
    You say you want all/everything for your kids you don’t have yet. You honestly don’t have a clue what is at stake here. All you know is you IPod’s, Smart Phones and all those other electronics.
    Look, it has been done before by a President we all trusted! Roosevelt, On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the creation of internment camps for Japanese AMERICANS during World War II. Look it up!
    Why has every document pertaining to Obama from birth to present day been sealed?
    He has something to hide, other wise they would not be sealed. The only reason to seal documents is to cover up and keep it unknown.
    How on earth can you trust someone who hides everything about themselves?
    He doesn’t even care about his own ½ brother! His brother lives in the poorest part of Kenya in a 6 x 10 hut on 2 dollars a day? I bet it’s because in an interview with George Obama, he admits he does not believe as Obama does. If this is true, which how he lives is, how can he care for millions he doesn’t know? He only cares for his own agenda!!! Watch the movie, “Obama’s America 2016” by: Dinesh D'Souza.
    Stop watching TV news, research every site (and there are several) Google stuff, RESEARCH, don’t just believe what you hear, it’s paid off reporting.

  45. Harvey Glick

    Hmmm –What a brainwashed drone you are. Nobody is telling you what to do with your body or taking away your medications. Obama, though, is slowly but surely taking away your liberties. He creates executive orders when Congress doesn't do what he wants.